Lucy Neatby Hot Sock Tricks - Little things that make a difference!

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Sunday November 22, 12 - 2PM Central Time

Workshop Description
A wide-ranging selection of Lucy’s most trusted sock tips and tricks, including Modified Conventional Bind-Off (which may revolutionize your life), the toe-chimney grafting method, how to slip stitches fast, running yarn markers and wonderful hole-curing sutures. Getting to know your Australian Cousins, alternative heel stitch and more.

  • A small ball of smooth wool-blend yarn (these need not be ‘sock’ yarns) approximately Worsted (5 sts per inch) in two plain, light contrasting colours. We will be working samples, not a sock. Fine sock yarns and needles may be used, but is far easier to see the details of your stitches and techniques in larger yarns and solid, light colours.
  • Needles - your preferred type for small circular work.
  • Scissors and crochet hook
  • Blunt darning needles and usual knitting tools.

This swatch is worth the investment of your time and effort! It may be used over and over again and will serve you well if you take the time to find appropriate yarns. Choose a medium to light coloured, smooth (not fluffy or textured) worsted or chunky weight wool-rich yarn (approximately 5 sts/in) and 5+ mm (US # 6+) needles.
Using a set of DPN’s, or circular(s), cast on 40 sts and knit 6 rounds. Arrange the stitches for a sock toe: 10 sts on each needle. (Or as you would wish!)
Rnd 2: (K1, ssk, k 14, k2t, k1) x 2.
Rnd 3: Knit.
Rnd 4: (K1, ssk, k 12, k2t, k1) x 2.
Continue to work decrease rounds as set, every round until 24 sts remain. Break off main yarn with a 6” tail. Leave the stitches live or on the needles.

Please bring about 3 yds/m of a contrasting, similar weight solid coloured yarn to class.

Ssk: Slip the next two sts, knitwise, one at a time, to the right-hand needle, insert the left-hand needle into both sts and knit them together. This produces a one-stitch, left-slanting decrease known as a ‘Slip, slip, knit’.
K2t: Knit two stitches together. This produces a one-stitch, right-slanting decrease..

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